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Community Landcare Pop-up Grants

MLiThe 2017/18 Community Landcare Pop-up Grants Program opens next Monday, 29 May 2017.  The program aims to support Landcare and community groups in the Riverina Local Land Services area to promote community-driven natural resource management. 

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We're Green Globe Award winners!

 

We're excited to be able to share that Murrumbidgee Landcare's Cross Property project has just been announced as the winner of the "Natural Environment" Award in the 2016 Green Globe Awards. The Green Globe Awards are the leading environmental recognition program for NSW, celebrating excellence, leadership and innovation in sustainability.

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Champions of Change - Farmers and their Paddock Trees

The humble paddock tree is a familiar sight across the farming landscape. Often hundreds of years in age, these landscape giants provide valuable shelter for livestock, crops, pastures, and wildlife. Unfortunately, the number of paddock trees is declining across Australia, due to age, isolation, fire damage, and other stresses. 

However, many farmers are seeking to address this decline, by protecting their existing trees, and encouraging the growth of new paddock trees on their properties. Murrumbidgee Landcare has launched a new video featuring some of the inspiring work being done by farmers to arrest the decline in paddock trees and nurture future generations. The video includes footage from across the Murrumbidgee Catchment, and is punctuated by some lighthearted behind-the-scenes bloopers.

The Cross Property Project Nest Box Program

Mammals such as sugar gliders, squirrel gliders and phascogales need hollows for shelter for nesting and breeding.  However, in revegetated areas with few mature trees  there are not enough natural hollows to support populations of these animals.  In these situations, nest boxes can provide a means of survival for the animals until sufficient natural hollows develop.

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Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc. 2015/16 Annual Report

The Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc. 2015/16 Annual Report is available for your information and can be accessed from this site.  For your convenience it has been divided into three parts to enable faster downloading.

Our staff and the many enthusiastic volunteers from our Landcare groups have been extremely busy over the past twelve months, and their efforts are showcased in the report. 

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Paddock trees - restoring the missing links

Across our rural landscape, paddock trees not only provide shade and shelter for livestock, they also provide food, shelter and nesting sites for a large number of birds, bats, insects and small mammals.

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Land management and biodiversity conservation reforms – Regulations on public exhibition

The draft Biodiversity Conservation Regulation, Local Land Services Amendment Regulation and other key products to support the Government's new Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Act 2016, have been released for a six week exhibition period.

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Saving our Swift Parrots project launch

NSW Environmental TrustOn Tuesday 9 May 2017 an enthusiastic group of over twenty people gathered at the Tarcutta RSL Club for the launch of the Saving our Swift Parrots and Threatened Woodland Species project.

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Help wanted with rabbit sample collection

Seeking wild rabbit and hare samples: Following the recent outbreak of RHDV2 in rabbits, now also detected in hares (http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=20384), invasive animal researchers are requesting samples from dead wild rabbits and hares. 

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National Feral Cat Control Survey

You are invited to participate in a survey about feral cat control in Australia. The information provided in this survey will help generate a better understanding of feral cat management in Australia, including how to make improvements.
 
This survey is being conducted by Mr Richard Faulkner, Dr Georgia Garrard and Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy at RMIT University, and has been approved by the RMIT Human Research Ethics Committee. This research project is funded by the Australian Government.
 
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